technology and zen of life

“A heisenbug (named after the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle) is a computer bug that disappears or alters its characteristics when an attempt is made to study it.”

Can we make it to the moon?

I’m not talking about NASA’s manned mission to moon 50 years after the Apollo mission and repeat the same things they did in the 1969. In 2004, the world has seen Burt Rutan and his team successfully launching the first private manned spaceflight, spaceshipone, a suborbital air launched space plane, which won the $10 million X Prize competition. It shows the world that a bunch of dedicated, talented people with innovative ideas can make a change to this world. Now it is the time for new challenges. In 2007 Google and X Prize announced the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize completion to successfully launch, land, travel across the surface of the moon and send images/videos back to earth with a robot. So far around 30 privately funded teams are competing. I’m so curious to see its outcome. Read the rest of this entry »

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